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From: rgoldhar2 rgoldhar2 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 9:59 AM
Subject: Candian group protest ILLEGAL OCCUPATION IN ISRAEL - BY ARABS AT SUSYA! - PLEASE SPREAD ASAP
Renanah Gemeiner (left). Photo: Doris Epstein
Group protests illegal Arab land-grab at Susiya
Posted by: Doris Strub Epstein August 28, 2016
It was a protest against the latest Arab land-grab at Susiya. A small group, led by Renanah Gemeiner, handed out information explaining this latest attempt at Arab land encroachment-in Israel, almost always ignored by mainstream media.
In the Hebron Hills of Judea lies the ancient city of Susiya which dates from the Second Temple era. Three thousand Jews lived there. The city reached its zenith in the years 400 -800 CE. Archeological remains include a synagogue. Its mosaic floor is still visible. There is ample evidence to show no one but Jews ever lived there. They vanished about 1,200 years ago and no one knows why.
Today there is an Arab squatters' village on the site. It consists of about 60 constructions of concrete, tin and canvas. The squatters call this Susiya as well and claim they have been there a long time.
But there is no evidence to show there ever was an Arab village there. Most of the buildings went up between 2011 and 2013 in defiance of a court order forbidding the building.
Moreover, it was discovered that most of the people claiming to live in Susiya had home in the nearby town of Yatta (which is under PA jurisdiction).
The squatters were offered an allocation of land near Yatta, to which they could move. They rejected the offer and applied for legalization of their current site, which was rejected by the Court. They face the possibility of imminent demolition.
Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben Dahan, declared in the Knesset inquiry, "There never was an Arab village name Susiya. …The Arab-leftist encroachment in the Susiya area has been going on for 20 years."
Journalist Arlene Kushner writing from Israel wrote, "What we are in fact seeing here is a land grab by the Palestinian Arab Nawajah family of Yatta, which has built illegally in blatant violation of Israeli court orders."
Visiting Toronto last week Arieh King, Council member Jerusalem and founder/ director of the Israel Land Fund is a driving force to stop Arab illegal land encroachment in Israel. "In Jerusalem," he said, " there are 42,000 illegal apartments, 12 to 14 stories buildings, some even on JNF land."
"Jews have to stand up and demolish the lies and propaganda manufactured by Palestinians," Renanah said.
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